"our first child"

My wife and I had our first child this year. From start to finish I couldn't be happier with the service and quality of care provided. Without waxing on too too much: Preparation: water-birthing talks and delivery suite tours were very helpful and well organised. Delivery suite: the staff were very good, didn't jump to any hasty decisions and, due to the baby being in distress, the physician opted for a C-Section. My wife and I weren't consulted in this decision as much as told that this would be the best option. However, looking at the data they had at the time and the after-care this was 100% the best option for my wife and baby; and frankly I wouldn't wish to contradict years of experience with a random bit of knowledge from the internet! The facilities and staff were excellent from start to finish. Ante-natal ward (22): again, perfect. Close-attention to hygiene, understanding staff, hugely helpful to my wife (post-CS) even at 2am with an awkward new-born. Even security was reassuringly tight. Parking: this is where I normally get very angry. The parking eye was not only convenient but cost-effective. The scale of parking fees means that around £8 could have allowed me to park for all of my visits over those 4-5 days without going back to the ticket machine. As it happens I didn't realise this and paid for the first night, then the 2nd day, then the subsequent days so it cost me twice as much. But still it wasn't too bad and the parking app works a treat.

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